Letting the fruit, the terroir and the vintage express themselves !New for 2019
After a long apprenticeship with some of the greatest names in the restaurant business and the world of wine, former sommelier, Eric Bordelet, took over the family business in 1992.
The property consists of 23 hectares of certified organic cider apple, perry and corme orchards.
Organic cultivation, alongside bio-dynamic soil treatments are currently the best adapted methods in terms of the quality of fruit. Our orchards have been certified organic since 1996.
Situated in southern Normandy on the massif Armorican, extending from the Domfrontais to the edge of the Mayenne and the Orne.
The property is situated on the great brioverien schists, “Grand Crus” sedimentary rocks from the Precambrian era.
"Argelette” is an iron rich reddish rock, schist like and quite soft, formed during the primary era and around 3 million years old.
“Granit” was formed in the tertiary era, hard because it is young, the fusion of two elements makes up the complexity of the soil and the limono-clay sub-soil.
The sommelier who has given his name to cider
Purity, perfect balance, a long finish, complex aromas… the ciders and perries of Eric Bordelet are just like wines.
Poiré with a chocolate tart. Argelette with a tarte tatin. Either of them with a the flacky, caramelised pastry and almonds of a “galette des rois”.
The cormé has very fine bubbles. It’s a real gem which we serve at Taillevant.
Sydre Argelette was delicious the other day with grilled sardines
Chateau de Hauteville
53250 Charchigné - France